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Redefining the language of health care

Providing health care to the poor increasingly means providing health care to non-English speakers, and that’s a challenge that is about to get more challenging.

According to the US Census, more than 55 million people speak a language other than English at home. In Massachusetts, the number is 1.2 million. In the City of Boston, one in three residents speak another language.

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